Less than enthusiastic about these and probably won't make again. They didn't fall apart on me, but I made smaller cakes so maybe that helped. DD thought they were a little like corn bread cakes and texture-wise, they were. But the flavors were lacking - too much chickpea, not enough sweet potato.
Sweet Potato and Chickpea Cakes with Avocado Salsa
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- Calories: 330
- Fat: 16.1g
- Saturated fat: 2.4g
- Monounsaturated fat: 10.3g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.9g
- Protein: 9g
- Carbohydrate: 39.6g
- Fiber: 8.5g
- Cholesterol: 47mg
- Iron: 1.9mg
- Sodium: 393mg
- Calcium: 90mg
- 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
- 6 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
- 1 3/4 cups grated sweet potato (about 8 ounces)
- 5/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
- 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
- 1 (15-ounce) can unsalted chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup chopped peeled avocado
- 1 cup chopped tomato
- 1/2 cup vertically sliced red onion
- 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1. Preheat oven to 400°.
- 2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add yellow onion, garlic, and jalapeño to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Add sweet potato, 3/8 teaspoon salt, and black pepper to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Combine potato mixture, panko, 1 1/2 tablespoons juice, chickpeas, and egg in a food processor; pulse until chickpeas are coarsely ground. Divide potato mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 4-inch patty. Return skillet to medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add patties to pan; cook 3 minutes or until browned. Carefully turn patties over. Place pan in oven; bake at 400° for 6 minutes or until browned.
- 3. Combine avocado, tomato, red onion, remaining 1 tablespoon juice, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and red pepper in a bowl; toss. Serve salsa with cakes.
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